Ornamentals

16mm, color, silent, 8 min
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This film was crucial to my understanding of composition, to my desire for an encyclopedic construction (the world "out" there), and reaffirmed my allegiance to rhythm, the rhythm of body-nerve-mind.
Rental format: 16mm $30.00

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This film was crucial to my understanding of composition, to my desire for an encyclopedic construction (the world "out" there), and reaffirmed my allegiance to rhythm, the rhythm of body-nerve-mind. "Juxtapositions of light made this dream consumed image between the penny arcades & mirrors reflecting masturbating naked brain of magnetized nitrous screens crackling is like pulp beside dummy circumstance." - Bruce Andrews, Jimmy and Lucy's House of K "THE RHYTHM!!!! the rhythm, like jazz, comes out of & returns to the BODY (the animal nature of film!, illustrated by the organic reticulation patterns of the self-processed segments): the 'meanings' of the shots (constantly undermined thru highly intentional overload): ... all films are 'different EVERY viewing' but this one more specifically so: colorfully constructed along lines of color: associative values emerge as if by chance, like memory, fleeting but there, reemerging altered: all films different every viewing but this one more intentionally so: takes several screenings to even know where it begins ...." – Henry Hills, Cinemanews

Films

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    Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1)
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    Mutiny
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    Covert Action Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 4)
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    Perils, Mayhem, Mercy
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    Perils Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 5)
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    Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem)
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    Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6)
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    Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6)
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    Both Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 2)

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    Mercy Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 7)
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    B/Side
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    Below The New:  A Russian Chronicle
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    Surface Noise
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    Dark Dark
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    Cake and Steak
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    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Foreign Film Series
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    (If I can sing a song of) LIGATURES
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    The Suburban Trilogy
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    UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley
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